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Monday, April 18, 2011

"Oh Mom!"

You know those moments.  I know you do.  Those, "Oh mom!" moments when you whine or yell out that expression.  Usually it's because "Mother dear" has done something we don't approve of.  I swear, sometimes I feel like I'm living an episode of the Golden Girls.  Hmm, I wonder which character I would most likely be?  Check out the similarities.  I am a grown woman, that lives at home, and takes care of her sometimes, sick mom.  I call her my "roommate".  She's not the normal, "meddler" type of mother, nor is she the possessive type either.  And she's certainly not the "Betty Crocker I'm going to bake my life away" mom AT.ALL.  She's a lot like the character Sophia on the Golden Girls, minus the meddling and the really "old" part.  My mom's still got it going on!  And she's funny and a "momma bear" that protects her young at any cost.  But that would mean that I am like the character Dorothy and I'm not.  Well first of all I'm too short!  And second of all, if my hair EVER had that much grey or blue in it, I would wear a wig! Serious!      I think I'm a cross between Blanche and Rose.  I have a bit of a naughty side that only a select few see, and I also have a clumsy, naive and funny side to me.  So if I could, I'd morph those characters together and form "me".  Anyway, on with the story.  What story you ask? Come on! You know I always have a story for you!  So back to the beginning.  I'm currently living an episode of Golden Girls Does Houston (or is that "Do" Houston?)  My "roommate" decided that it was time to remodel the kitchen.  Exciting yes? Uh, no.  See, the thing is, my bedroom is directly next to the kitchen.  A wall separates me from the fridge.  My roomie was talking about tearing down walls and tons of dust everywhere and painting.  All kinds of nonesense spewed from that tiny woman's mouth! All I could think was, "Why????"  And so, a part of my Sunday was spent moving furniture around and away from the "deluge" of debris and dirt and rubble that was to come today. Oh yeah, I forgot to mention, Operation New Kitchen began bright and early this Monday morning! Joy! Joy! Joy!  We argued about where the furniture should go, and then I had to physically remove her from my bedroom because she kept insisting she  move stuff around herself.  She's one tough cookie, my mami! And stubborn as a mule too!  Finally, boxes were put away, furniture was covered and secured and my bedroom aka The Shangri la" looked more like a storage facility than the room where the "magic" happens.  Muahaha! Yeah right.  I'm wondering, what would Blanche do in a case like this?

Stay turned tomorrow and the day after that and the day after that!  This "project" of my mom's is supposed to take up to three weeks to complete.  Too bad the beach here doesn't look like Florida's beach.

11 comments:

Robyn said...

Oh no, a kitchen remodel is a huge and noisy project. But you already know that and you have my sympathies.
xoRobyn

ISRAEL CARRASCO said...

I hate extreme change. I too ask, "If it aint broke, why fix it?"

Alessandra said...

I don't know what's worse, a kitchen or bathroom remodel, I feel for ya. Then again, maybe your mom will hire some hunky handyman to help her, you never know....

Oilfield Trash said...

I learned something new about you today.

And back when "we" were kids, Crystal Beach actually used to have days where the water was clear.

Moby said...

If it aint broke then why fix it!

I <3 that, i tell my fiance that constently

The Frisky Virgin said...

Ooh, oooh, I'm with Alessandra on the hunky handyman thing! ;)

But, yeah, I know all about the "Oh, Mom" moments. lol There are far too many to count. lol

Yvonne said...

Robyn- yes it certainly is! thank you!

Israel- ugh! right? i don't understand it all!

Alessandra- lol nah, the guys working the job are all married and sooo NOT even remotely attractive!

OT- what's that? i remember crystal beach being, well, crystal clear too! it was so nice! not so much now.

Moby- haha! i'm sure she appreciates it!

Yvonne said...

FV- You snuck in on me there! :) Yeah, it would be ideal if there were "hunky" handymen doing the job but no, was not meant to happen.

David Batista said...

Aww, now I see . . . cool daughter's so cool because she has such a cool mom! :)

Seriously, though, you are so lucky to have such a close relationship with your mother. Even if she drives you crazy sometimes, she'll always be there for you.

Yvonne said...

David -haha that's right!!! :) But yes, I am very, very fortunate to have my mom in my life. She's my best friend and my conscience. And even though she drives me up the wall sometimes, I would be lost without her.

The Adorkable Ditz said...

I remember our kitchen remodel. It sucked for like 4 days. But what we're doing now is worse, a whole house remodel. Basically random parts of the house is storage.

http://theadorkableditzmissteps.blogspot.com/